1. Young entrepreneurs lead charge to build Mass. tech growth

    Young entrepreneurs lead charge to build Mass. tech growth
    A growing number of young entrepreneurs are taking on the mission of growing the next crop of tech ventures in Massachusetts by advocating for and to their own generation. Part of a hyper-connected and collaborative generation, they are passionate about building up their own personal networks but also helping out their friends’ ventures in a no-pressure environment.
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    1. Community does matter to a lot of people when they're making their decision about where to grow their companies.
    2. The reason why it's so great to have a space for young people is that nobody asks them about their opinion.
    3. We initially targeted the more established, obvious gateways and what we've found is the much more helpful organizations are in places we didn't expect.
    4. It's surprising. Anyone on the younger side of things must think I'm the token entrepreneur, the token young person — that's just not the state of affairs.
    5. I have a real interest in economic revitalization and whenever an opportunity comes about to speak on behalf of my generation as an entrepreneur in Holyoke, I'm there.
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